Tech Talk: Holiday Movies | VideoJerame Novak | 12/12/2012
It seems that just about everyone has their favorite movies for this time of year.
"Well, you have your classics, A Christmas Story, Elf, Fred Claus, Miracle on 34th Street. But then you also have kids movies that do a spin-off: Madagascar, Merry Madagascar, Shrek the Halls, all the shows that kids love," said Box Office Video Assistant Manager Melanie Schwab.
Now, obviously, you can take your movie home and watch it on your regular TV, but if you want to go high tech, there are some options for you.
"Probably the latest technology within the last couple of years are the sound bars. Which is just an enhancement of the stereo sound of the TV," said Jamie Stephens, owner of Pacific Sound and Video.
Stephens says while a sound bar can give your TV`s audio a boost, they are not a replacement for a surround sound system.
"It`s important because they spend a ton of money when they produce a movie, actually half of it goes into the audio part of it and you have separation of every single channel, every movement, every crack in the wood. Everything is separated in a surround sound system. When you have a 5.1 system versus when you have a sound bar is just left and right audio."
Another piece of home entertainment technology is the RF remote system. A programmable remote control that uses radio frequencies so it can control your equipment, even if it is stored out of sight.
Schwab says that in addition to renting holiday movies, people also buy them as stocking stuffers.